Can you clarify if you are talking about a torn CV boot or a tie rod bushing?
If you have a torn CV boot, you will have grease all over the components. And yes, that can be replaced without changing out the CV axle. However, if has been torn for a while it is possible to have damage to the CV joint that the boot covers and in that case, it will need to be replaced.
I have attached the boot replacement procedure below.
Also, there are quick boots that can be purchased and installed without removing the CV shaft to save time (see the last picture for reference).
Let me know of any questions.
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Saturday, May 14th, 2022 AT 12:27 PM